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Chat Flycatcher

Chat Flycatcher, Bradornis infuscatus,

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Bradornis infuscatus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
 20 cm Length
Tropical dry savanna, (Karoo) grassland, hot desert. Below Between Up to  Range:- Endemic to Southern Africa Angola, Botswana, Namibia & South Africa:- Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo Province, Northern Cape, Northwest Province & Western Cape

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2-3 greenish white eggs Incubation 14 days., fledging 11 - 13 days. Clutch
Insects and small reptiles Food  
Pounces on prey on ground or hawks insects. Usualy singly or pairs, rare in groups up to 4. Habits
6424 - TSN: 558915 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Afrikaans: GrootvlieŽvanger
Czech: Lejsek hnedż, lejsek hnědż
Danish: Drosselfluesnapper
German: Drosselschnšpper, Drossel-Schnšpper
English: African Brown Flycatcher, African Flycatcher, Brown Bradornis, Brown Chat-flycatcher, Brown Flycatcher, Chat Flycatcher, Chat-Flycatcher
Spanish: Papamoscas Africano, Papamoscas Tarabilla
Finnish: Kanelisavannisieppo
French: Gobemouche simple, Gobemouche traquet, Melaenornis infuscatus
Italian: Pigliamosche bruno africano, Pigliamosche turdino
Japanese: oochabitaki, oomujihitaki
Japanese: オオチャビタキ, オオムジヒタキ
Latin: Bradornis infuscatus, Malaenornis infuscatus, Melaenornis infuscatus
Dutch: Lijstervliegenvanger
Norwegian: Trostefluesnapper
Polish: mucharka plowa, mucharka płowa
Portuguese: Papa-moscas-chasco
Russian: Дроздовая саванная мухоловка
Slovak: muchŠr plavż
Swedish: Trastflugsnappare
Chinese: 噪鹟

Bradornis infuscatus
Bradornis infuscatus benguellensis
Bradornis infuscatus namaquensis
Bradornis infuscatus placidus

  • Bradornis infuscatus infuscatus: southwestern Namibia and western South Africa (south to Western Cape)
  • Bradornis infuscatus benguellensis: Arid coastal sw Angola (Benguela) to nw Namibia (Kaokoveld)
  • Bradornis infuscatus namaquensis: Namibia
  • Bradornis infuscatus placidus: Botswana (except extreme west and southwest) and north central South Africa
Source: Clements checklist 2012


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